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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have chd and my dr said i should take 325mg aspirin daily, but i'm 23. i don't want to develop stomach ulcers at a young age. can i avoid this?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julio Bordas
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes you can. : You are young for chd. This means that you must focus on preventing progression or complications. Aspirin at 81 mg per day is the usual dose recommended. Avoid other medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen...These may increase risk of ulcers. Excessive or daily alcohol will increase risk of ulcers. Discuss with your doctor any unusual and prolonged stomach symptoms.
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Unlikely : Aspirin is thought to be beneficial for some types of chd. This dose is very small and very unlikely to irritate your stomach. A ppi ( proton pump inhibitor) is a medicine that can be taken if your stomach is irritated. There are formulations available over the counter.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Ecotrin: This product is coated so it can pass through the stomach with no potential to hang around &irritate the tissue by direct effect. At this dose it should not have a significant inf=direct effect. You can find this online or at most big store pharmacies over the counter.
Last updated May 7, 2017

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